Supporting the future of public health
Misuse and overuse of antibiotics over the course of decades, as well as the constant evolution of bacterial pathogens, have transformed antimicrobial resistance into a serious threat to public health worldwide. At the HIPS, we aim to develop novel anti-infectives and improve their applicability to humans. Learn more about how we contribute to preventing a post-antibiotic era.
Our Major Goals Are
MICROBIAL NATURAL PRODUCTS
Discovery, engineering, and optimization of novel bioactive natural products for pharmaceutical development
DRUG DESIGN AND OPTIMIZATION
Rational design and synthesis of small molecule-based anti-infectives using modern MedChem approaches
Developing innovative methods for the transport of active compounds across biological barriers
Developing computational tools to predict the properties of active compounds and biosynthetic gene clusters
Early translation of our findings to clinical application
Adequate equipment provides the basis for accomplishing cutting-edge research. The HIPS comprises several state-of-the-art technology platforms so our scientists can focus on their research without having to deal with technical limitations.